Friday, February 19, 2016

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Brookes to Brown

Brookes or Brooks

Ebenezer was at Woburn, Mass. pre-1688.
Gilbert was born in 1621 and came to N.E. at age 14 years, with William Vassall. He lived at Marshfield, Mass before being found in Scituate, Mass. in 1645.
Henry was at Boston in 1630, then to Concord by 1639 before finally settling at Woburn, Mass. by 1649.
Henry was of Cheshire, England and came to Wallingford, Conn. by 1660 before settling at New Haven in 1670.
John, brother of preceding, was at New Haven in 1649, then to Wallingford, Conn. in 1685 with his brother.
John was at Windsor, Conn. in 1652, when he was married. He then removed to Simsbury, Conn. after.
Richard, born in 1621 was a resident of Lynn, Mass. by 1635 before removing to Easthampton, L.I. after.
Richard was a gunsmith at Boston in 1674.
Robert was a mercer at Maidstone, Kent, England before coming to New London, Conn. in 1635.
Robert married the daughter of Gov. Edward Winslow at Plymouth.
Capt. Thomas was born in 1613 in Suffolk, England and was given land at Watertown, Mass. in 1631. He then removed to Concord, Mass. by 1636.
Thomas, brother of Richard of Lynn, was born in England in 1617 and came to New England in 1635. He was one of the first settlers of Haddam, Conn..
Thomas was living in Kittery, Maine in 1640.
Thomas was a freeman at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1655.
Timothy was at Billerica, Mass. by 1679.
William was born in England in 1615, "with a brother named Gilbert". He came to Boston in 1635, then to Scituate, Mass. and finally to Marshfield, Mass. in 1643.
William, Sr. was an early settler of Milford, Conn. where he died in 1684.
William, Jr. was born in England and came to Boston in 1635, then to Springfield, by 1649 and finally to Deerfield in 1686.

Weights and values of 17th century coinage


Joseph was married at Rehoboth, Mass. in 1681.

Brough or Bruff

Edward was at Marshfield, Mass. by 1643.
William lived in Boston by 1654.


John was an early settler of Northampton, Mass. between 1651-1660.
Thomas was born in Gravesend, England in 1616. He first settled in Virginia in 1635, but then came to Watertown, Mass. in 1643.

Brounsmayd or Brounsmaid

John was living in Stratford, Conn. in 1650.

Brounson or Bronson

John was born in England in 1580 before coming to Hartford, Conn. in 1636. He then removed to Farmington, Conn. in 1641 and finally to Waterbury, Conn. after.
Richard, brother of the preceding, was a resident of Farmington, Conn. in 1641.

Although this list are of the first settlers of Salisbury, Mass.. it fails to account for the very first settler of Colchester(Salisbury) as being John Bayley, Sr.. He crossed the Merrimack River in 1637 to become the original settler here.


Abraham was a surveyor and the son of Thomas. He was born in 1590 at Swan Hall, Hawkendon parish, Suffolk, England and among the first planters of Watertown, Mass. He was still there in 1632.
Abraham was a merchant at Boston in 1650.
Alexander was living in "Kennebeck", Maine by 1674.
Andrew was at Scarborough, Maine in 1658.
Arthur was a resident of Saco, Maine in 1636.
Rev. Chad was born in 1600 in England and came to New England in 1638. He is found in Boston by 1638 and then to Providence, R.I. by 1642.
Charles was born in England and settled in Rowley, Mass. in 1647.
Christian was an early settler of Salisbury, Mass. in 1640.
Daniel was at Providence, R.I. in 1646.
Rev. Edmund came to New England in 1637 and was the first minister at Salisbury, Mass. in 1640. Left no male issue.
Edward came over as a hired hand of William Colborn pre-1634 in Boston before removing to Newport, R.I. in 1639.
Edward at at Salem, Mass. in 1638.
Edward was a freeman at Ipswich, Mass. in 1641.
Francis was a tailor and was born in Stamford, England. He came to Boston in 1637, then to New Haven, Conn. by 1639 and lastly to Stamford, Conn.
Francis was a servant to Henry Walcott when he came to Boston. He is then found at Farmington, Conn. by 1649, then Stamford, Conn. in 1660.
George was a carpenter and an early settler of Newbury, Mass. in 1635.
George was at Stonington, Conn. in 1680.
Henry was born in 1615 and was granted land as a shoemaker at Salisbury, Mass. by 1639.
Henry was at Providence, R.I. in 1652.
James is at Boston in 1630.
James is found at Charlestown, Mass. in 1633.
James was born at Southampton, England before coming to Chalestown in 1635, then to Newbury in 1637.

An original one dollar paper money of Rhode Island. Notice the name, as referenced below

James was at Hatfield, Mass. in 1678, then to Deerfield, Mass. in 1682 before finally locating at Colchester, Mass..
James is at Brandon, Conn. pre-1687, when he is found at Norwalk, Conn..
John, son of John of Hawkedon, Suffolk, England was baptized in 1601 and is found at Watertown, Mass. in 1636. He then went to Duxbury, then to Taunton by 1643. He died in 1662 at Swanzey, Mass..
John was a shipbuilder and born in 1595 at England. He is found at Salem by 1629 and Duxbury by 1636. He is then found at Taunton, Mass. by 1643 and moved, the next year, to Rehoboth.
John was born in 1588 and came to New England in 1635, where he is found at Salem by 1637, then to Hampton, N.H..
John was a mason and son of Richard, of Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England. He is found in Maine by 1641.
John was a tailor from Badstow, Essex, England and is found to have come to New England in 1635, when he moved to Ipswich by 1641.
John was at Milford, Conn. in 1648.
John was a Scotchman at Cambridge, Mass in the middle of the 17th century and is found at Marlboro, Mass. by 1662. He is then found at Falmouth, Maine in 1678, then at Watertown, Mass..
John was married at Reading, Mass. in 1659.
John was at Duxbury, Mass. pre-1673.
Lt. John was born in 1584 and was a nephew of Peter Brown, a Mayflower passenger. He came to Plymouth pre-1633 and lived "near Phillip Brown". He was a proprietor at Taunton in 1637 before removing to Swanzey in 1643.
John was at York, Maine in 1680.

The original 1636 deed of Rhode Island

Do you know the original and STILL the correct name of Rhodle Island? How about, believe it or not, The State of Rhode Island and the Providence witnessed in this original, 1636 deed.


John was married at Billerica, Mass. in 1682.
Capt. John was at Marblehead, Mass. in 1686.
Joseph was at Lynn in 1680.
Nathaniel was at Hartford, Conn. in 1647, then to Middletown, Conn. by 1654 before finally residing at Springfield, Mass. He was killed in King Phillips War in 1675.
Nathaniel was a freeman at Ipswich, Mass. in 1685.

Massachusetts paper money of 1690

Nicholas was a mariner and son of Edward of Inkborrow, Worcestershire, England. He was at Lynn in 1638 and removed to Reading by 1663.
Nicholas was at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1655.
Peter, a Mayflower passenger, came to Plymouth in 1620 and afterwards to Duxvury, Mass..
Phillip was at Plymouth ca. 1635.
Robert was born in 1611 and came to Cambridge in 1635, leaving no issue.
Stephen was at Newbury, Mass. pre-1656.
Thomas was a weaver from Malford, Wiltshire in1635. He was still there by 1639.
Thomas was born in 1609 and went to Concord, Mass. in 1632. He was an early settler of Salisbury, Mass. in 1638.
Thomas was married at Cambridge, Mass. in 1656.
William was under the employment of Gov. Winthrop in 1633 at Boston.
William, son of Francis of Brandon, Suffolk, England, and was born in 1609. He lived at Salem in 1635.
William was an original settler of Sudbury in 1639.
William was at Gloucester, Mass. in 1644.
William was married in Plymouth in 1649.
William, brother of George the carpenter, was at Salisbury, Mass. in 1640.
William was a soapboiler at Salem and Boston pre-1650.
William was at Boston pre-1655.